5541.000 Quisqualis L.

Description of the genus

Climbers or climbing shrubs. Leaves opposite. Inflorescences of short terminal or axillary spikes. Flowers showy, bisexual. Receptacle produced into long tube beyond the ovary; sepals 5, small, recurved. Petals 5. Stamens 10. Fruit 5-angled or 5-winged, dry and leathery, dehiscent at apex along angles.

Derivation of name: Who? what? (Latin); meaning obscure.

Worldwide: 16 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Quisqualis indica

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indica L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Quisqualis:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Quisqualis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Quisqualis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Quisqualis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Quisqualis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Quisqualis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Quisqualis
JSTOR Plant Science: Quisqualis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Quisqualis
Plants of the World Online: Quisqualis
Tropicos: Quisqualis
Wikipedia: Quisqualis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Quisqualis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1726, retrieved 20 May 2024

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